New York Nature June 26, 2019
The Royal Garden In New York That’s Tucked Away Inside A Historic Fort
As New Yorkers, we may be quick to enjoy the lakes and the mountains of our Adirondack Region but when’s the last time you dove into the area’s intriguing history? Full of amazement and things that will leave you fascinated, we’re ready to showcase one adventure that allows you to get outdoors while also learning about our rich past.
Up along our state border where you can enjoy views of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, the scenic town of Ticonderoga has so much to offer those who are willing to explore it.
Many may visit Fort Ticonderoga throughout the year to explore the actual star-shaped fort or to gain access to climbing Mount Defiance, but others know that there's another area of this historic land that you won't want to miss.
Not far from the fort's famous maze and the walls of the fort itself, you'll find King's Garden.
While the gardens that you see before you here today at Fort Ticonderoga are certainly marvelous to gaze at, there's more history behind this beautiful budding plants than you may originally imagine.
Throughout history, everyone from the American to the French and the British planted gardens and vegetables on the land between the fort and the lake after realizing this was the perfect place for the plants to thrive.
Paying homage to the history of the so many who came before us and planted gardens here, in 1911 the museum founders added new gardens and orchards to Fort Ticonderoga.
Now King's Garden offers a place where you can come and take tours to learn about the extensive history of the gardens.
Made up of brick walls and pathways, you'll feel the history in every step that you take inside King's Garden.
A wonderful stop to make on its own or while you're visiting the fort, people of all ages are wowed by the scenic beauty of this historic garden.
Inside the quaint 6-acre garden, you'll find a variety of flowers and plants that are here.
As you step through the gates and enter this floral paradise, you'll find yourself wishing you could always carry this amazing aroma with you.
Another amazing thing about King's Garden? Between August and October, you can actually come here to pick apples!
Open every day of the week from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., make a point to see King's Garden this year while things are in bloom!
To find out more about the King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga,
and be sure to stay up to date through Fort Ticonderoga's official
Address: 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY, 12883
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